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Julián Álvarez was chosen as the best soccer player in America

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Julián Álvarez, chosen the best in America (EFE / Juan Ignacio Roncoroni)

Julián Álvarez, the young wonder of Calchín, continues to take leaps and bounds in 2021. After his consecrating season at River Plate, the forward was awarded as “the best footballer in America” by the traditional survey carried out by the Uruguayan newspaper The country.

The cordovan took first place with 59 votes (28 percent), 14 more than Gabriel Barbosa (Flemish), his most immediate pursuer (21 percent). The podium was completed by Paraguayan Palmeiras defender Gustavo Gómez (14 percent).

“Despite the fact that River Plate was left out of the Copa Libertadores in the quarterfinals, Julián Álvarez was caught up with a spectacular Argentine tournament and mainly with a dreamed second semester, which even allowed him to have been called up to the Albiceleste team, where he was part of the squad that won the Copa América in Brazil and has been summoned by Lionel Scaloni to play the Qualifiers “, wielded the Uruguayan newspaper.

La Araña, after the departure of Rafael Santos Borré and the injury of Matías Suárez took the center of the millionaire attack and had an exponential growth. To take dimension of its great present, it is worth noting that its numbers are top worldwide. Since August, Álvarez has inflated the network 20 times. If you take the 5 top leagues in Europe (Italy, France, Spain, Germany and England), Argentina and Brazil, the striker leads the table, leaving behind several of the most feared attackers on the planet, such as the Polish Robert Lewandowski, the Czech Patrik Schick, the Dušan Vlahovic, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah or the French Kylian Mbappé. He was also the top scorer in the Professional League, with 18 goals.

As a result of his brilliant performances, Julián Álvarez is on the agenda of the most powerful institutions in Europe. Even its representative will travel to Europe in the next few days to talk with different clubs. Among those interested, Manchester United of the English Premier League stands out. Bayern Munich, Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid and Ajax are also on the radar.

On the other hand, the newspaper also released the best 11 on the continent, a formation that had Gustavo Gómez as captain. The Paraguayan defender, a benchmark for the two-time champion of America, led the vote with 182. The great particularity is that the Spider he is the only player who does not play in Serie A in Brazil.

The dream formation was made up of Weverton (Palm Trees); Byron Castillo (Barcelona), Gustavo Gómez (Palmeiras), Junior Alonso (Miner), Guilherme Arana (Atlético Mineiro), William Arao (Flemish), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flemish), Raphael Veiga (Palmeiras); Julián Álvarez (River Plate), Gabigol (Flemish) and Hulk (Atlético Mineiro).

This is how the vote for the best soccer player in America was:

Julián Álvarez (Argentina) 28%

Gabriel Barbosa (Brazil) 21%

Gustavo Gómez (Paraguay) 14%

Hulk (Brazil) 13%

Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Uruguay) 5.5%

Raphael Veiga (Brazil) 5%

Weverton (Brazil) 4%

Bruno Henrique (Brazil) 3%

Ron (Brazil) 2%

Ignacio Fernández (Argentina) 0.5%

Jonathan Rodríguez (Uruguay) 0.5%

Enzo Pérez (Argentina) 0.5%

Dudu (Brazil) 0.5%

Marcelo Moreno Martins (Bolivia) 0.5%

Everton Ribeiro (Brazil) 0.5%

Angel Mena (Chile) 0.5%

Matías Zaracho (Argentina) 0.5%

Camilo Vargas (Colombia) 0.5%

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